Participants from as far away as Canada and Hawaii will be a part of the conference’s goal of shaping the future of the IAM. Young Machinists from the IAM-affiliated National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) and the Transportation Communications Union (TCU) will also take part in the conference.
“The IAM is always looking for this union’s next generation of leaders,” said IAM General Vice President Diane Babineaux. “As we charge further into the 21st Century, it’s our Young Machinists who will be flying the flag of ‘Service to the Community, Justice on the Job.’ Our duty is not only to prepare them for this responsibility, but also to learn from our younger members.”
The conference will be held in conjunction with the AFL-CIO’s 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance, which is also taking place in San Antonio. Attendees to the IAM’s Young Workers and Emerging Leaders Conference will participate in the AFL-CIO Community Services day activities on Friday, January 17. There will be a general session and workshops on Saturday, January 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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